Mandible / maxilla
Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 June 2018, last major update October 2013

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Cherubism [title]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions: cherubism. website. Accessed August 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Hereditary and intraosseous fibrous swellings of jaws
  • Autosomal dominant, bilateral involvement of mandible and maxilla in young individuals
  • Surgery may not be indicated
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Similar to central giant cell granuloma
  • Also more delicate fibrovascular stroma without bone formation